Who would have imagined that Quentin Tarantino and J.J. Abrams could possibly make quite a team? It looks like this partnership may be happening.
While Abrams is gearing up for Star Wars Episode IX and Tarantino is working on his 1969-set film who will include the recently deceased cult leader Charlie Manson, the two are planning a collaboration on a new Star Trek film.
Abrams rebooted the long-running Gene Roddenberry creation in 2009 with two hit films, Star Trek and the more successful Star Trek Into Darkness. However, when Abrams directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he stayed as a producer with the Justin Lin-directed Star Trek Beyond, which was critically acclaimed but did not fare as well at the box office as the previous installments.
Paramount intended to develop a fourth film featuring Chris Hemsworth‘s role as Capt. Kirk’s father more expanded, but nothing has been heard since. Tarantino, a longtime fan of the original series, apparently has come up with an idea and would employ a writer’s room to craft a script. Whether this will now be the fourth film is in the air at this time.
More as this develops.